We Love —
- A land of mesmerising beauty and contrasts stands at the crossroads of the Middle East offering welcoming hospitality, history and charm to its discerning visitors.
- As well as one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World" at Petra, you can visit the World Heritage Site of Wadi Rum (made famous by the films Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian) and the pilgrimage destination of Bethlehem in Jerusalem.
- Choose from 4* or 5* hotel categories to suit your needs; whichever you choose, you will be accommodated in comfortable, stylish hotels with excellent amenities.
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Your Destination —
Petra, the ‘rose-red city’, a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Less than an hour’s drive away, Wadi Rum is the largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes, with monolithic mountains (‘jabal’), towering above a small Bedouin Village.
Your Itinerary —
Meet & assist upon Arrival to Q.AIA Airport, Transfer to Amman Check in at your hotel and overnight
Day 2: Amman – Madaba - Mount Nebo – Kerak – Petra
After breakfast, drive along the 2000 year old Kings Highway; the ancient road mentioned in the Bible, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age and biblical towns. Stop at Madaba, ‘The City of Mosaics’; 30km south of Amman. Visit the town’s main attraction, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George where the famous 6th Century Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land and other biblical sites is found. Proceed to Mt. Nebo, known as the burial place of Prophet Moses. The mountain, which rises to 840m altitude, offers a spectacular view of the Holy Land. Continue driving via the Kings Highway, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age, and biblical towns, to arrive at Kerak, the magnificent Crusader Castle built in the 12th century AD, which is situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and surrounded by a valley on three sides. Kerak has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age, and was an important city for the Moabites.
Proceed to Petra for overnight.
After breakfast, a full day visit of the “Rose Red City” of Petra - a treasure of the ancient world. Celebrating in 2012 the 200th year of its rediscovery, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra was recently voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. In 1985 Petra was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your visit by enjoying a walk or a short horse ride from Petra’s main entrance to the entrance of the old city through the “Siq”, which is a 1210 meters long narrow canyon. As you reach the end of the Siq, the first and greatest monument of Petra slowly comes into view - this is the famous Treasury monument “Al Khazneh”. Petra is an extraordinary and unique place, which was built by the Arab Nabatean more than 2000 years ago. The Nabatean carved their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert’s natural rose-colored rocks and sandstones. Petra was an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked the Eastern world with that of the West. Indulge yourself, and allow our professional guide to walk you through the architectural and spiritual wonders of this majestic place explaining every detail.
Overnight at hotel in Petra.
After breakfast, drive only 10mins to visit Little Petra, ‘Al-Beidha’ an important suburb of the City of Petra. You enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid, the "cold Siq". The name refers to the circumstance that the high walls prevent sunlight from entering the canyon and warming it. The Siq is 350 meters long with three wider areas inside. It is believed Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, being the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza, Jerusalem, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast arrived, had a rest and engaged in trade. Like in Petra, buildings had been carved into the sandstone, used as residences, storages and tombs, with water channels and cisterns. In one of the buildings you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers, dating back to the 1st century AD. Continue to Wadi Rum, Jordan’s vast and echoing desert, for a 4x4 jeep ride. Stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum epitomizes the romance of the desert. With its "moonscape" of ancient valleys and towering sandstone mountains rising out of the sand, Wadi Rum is also home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area. Climbers are especially attracted to Wadi Rum because of its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, while hikers enjoy its vast empty spaces. Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Much of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia was filmed in Wadi Rum.
Return to Amman for overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to Allenby Bridge. Arrival to Jerusalem, meet and assist then drive to Jerusalem. We go to the Mount of Olives. Continue to an observation point that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem. Proceed to Dominus Flevit then walk the Palm Sunday route and descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the famous Church of All Nations. Enter the wall of Jerusalem and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we go to Mount Zion. Visit Church of the Dormition, the place where Virgin Mary fell asleep. Visit Cenacle, also known as the “Upper Room”, the site of The Last Supper. Visit Dome of the Rock (Closed on Friday & Saturday) and the Western Wall. Continue to visit Saint Peter Gallicantu (Closed on Sunday), which symbolizes Peter’s denial of Jesus. Drive to Bethlehem and visit Church of the Nativity, marking the birthplace of Christ. Visit Saint Catherine’s Church and Saint Jerome’s Cave where the bible was translated. Continue to visit the Shepherd’s Field. Transfer to Amman.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Amman
After breakfast, a full day visit starting with Pella, one of the most ancient towns in the world and a favorite of archeologists. Pella is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some of which are exceedingly old. Besides the excavated ruins from the Graeco-Roman period, Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the remains of Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, evidence of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches, early Islamic residential quarters and a small medieval mosque. In addition to Jerash and Amman, Gadara (now Um Qais) and Pella (Tabaqit Fahl) were once Decapolis cities, and each has unique Appeal. Um Qais is one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Umm Qais boasts impressive ancient remains, such as the stunning black basalt theatre, the basilica and adjacent courtyard strewn with nicely carved black sarcophagi, the colonnaded main street and a side street lined with shops, an underground mausoleum, two baths, a nymphaeum, a city gate and the faint outlines of what was a massive hippodrome.
Drive to hotel in Amman for overnight.
Day 8: Departure through Q.AI Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Q.AI Airport with our full assistant with all airport procedures and formalities via Customs & Emigration.
4* Hotels —
If opting for the 4* hotel category, you will stay at the below hotels (or those of a similar standard) in a Standard Room with Full Board dining.
Petra: Grand View Resort Petra 4* or Petra Guest Houses 4* (pictured)
Jerusalem: The Golden Walls Hotel 4* or similar
5* Hotels —
If opting for the 5* hotel category, you will stay at the below hotels (or those of a similar standard) in a Standard Room with Full Board dining.
Petra: Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel 5*
Jerusalem: St George Hotel Jerusalem 5*
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Transfers as per the itinerary
If these hotels are not available hotels of a similar standard will be found.